In the following questions, in the given sentences, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of phrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative.

The need of the hour was some fast action on the part of the leaders.

A. needed

B. needing

C. needs

D. No correction required

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".